The Granite Gear Nimbus Ozone Ultralight Backpack is a fully framed, full suspension pack that weighs a mere three pounds!
Thanks to an ergonomically designed harness system and a 3D molded composite Topoflex frame, the Nimbus Ozone allows you to carry forty pound loads in amazing comfort. You still like shelter, but are you the backpacker who has made a conscious decision to reduce your pack weight?
Do you still want to have a couple shots of your favorite libation and maybe cook up some gourmet cuisine at the end of a long day? This is your pack, if thirty five to forty pounds just seems to be as light as you can get.
You've found your ultralight pack, if you occasionally ditch the minimalist ethic for a few comforts.
Material: 210D nylon Cordura reinforcement; 70D hybrid Cordura ripstop body
Capacity: 62L (3,800cu in)
Suspension: Ergonomically designed suspension system with padded hip belt and shoulder straps, 3D molded composite Topoflex frame
No Detachable Pack
No Sleeping Bag Compartment
No Rain Cover
Roll top access type
2 stretch woven side external pockets
No Snowboard Carry
No Ski Carry
No Gear Loops
No Ice Axe Loops
No Shovel Pocket
Weight: 1,360g (3lb)
Ultralight backpacking use
Lifetime Manufacturer Warranty
It comes close, but this is not super ultralight backpacking.
And for the guys...
In 1986, Dan Cruikshank and Jeff Knight founded Granite Gear. Deep in the heart of Quetico, it all started when they went on a paddling trip. It took a few days of being out there before they began to get the rhythm of being in the wilderness and shed the outer layer of their plastic civilization.
They had discovered how they wanted things to be, and something about who they really were, a week after that. Both figuratively and literally, Jeff and Dan began to build a fire, that would become Granite Gear. A fire that started with the idea that supported wilderness adventurers in the pursuit of discovering something about themselves, and they could make gear that genuinely worked.
They are passionate about offering products that are innovative, not just creative. Complete with a new buzzword to describe it, creative products have great shelf appeal because they usually come straight from the marketing department!
It has to actually work better, innovation is more than just being creative for the sake of market differentiation. True innovation stands the test of time, and starts with the fire of an idea, and is tested on the trail. They've kindled their whole business fire with innovation, because they are so passionate about it.
Their original philosophy to design durable, functional and innovative gear has remained, but they've seen a lot of design fads come and go over the years. They've watched as a lot of small and mid sized companies owned by their friends get bought out by larger, profit driven corporations and lose their original charm.
Satisfying one customer at a time, they still own their company because they believe in a grassroots way of doing business. When you discover how you want things to be and something about yourself, and travel in the wilderness, shed the marketing department, and forget about your gear.
Granite Gear is all about building gear that will last. It's clear this is the most important thing they can do to lighten our footprint, when you consider how much resources and energy it takes to replace a product. They're proud to have one of the lowest warranty return rates out there.
PVC free are all of their products. Most packaging being made from 85% post consumer recycled cardstock, with no glue, packaging is minimized. Made from 100% recycled plastic, their Airline products are packaged in reusable jars. Their catalog is printed on 100% recycled paper.
At their headquarters and homes, they use renewable energy. For 16 years, their designer and CEO Jeff Knight and his family have powered their home with solar energy.
They support environmental causes. In 2008, they've introduced tote bags with environmental themes and they'll donate 10% of the sales to Globalwarming101.com or Save our Wild Salmon.
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